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How to Avoid Xenoestrogens 1. Eat raw, fresh organic produce, free-range chicken, hormone-free meats to reduce exposure to added hormones, pesticides and fertilizers. 2. Eliminate non-organic dairy products that contain bovine 9. Use only natural cleaning products in your home to avoid growth hormone (given to cows to increase milk output). phthalates. 3. Follow a diet that minimizes excess estrogen. Breast diets, which raise estrogen levels. Excessive estrogen production stimulates breast tissue, resulting in breast pain and cyst formation in many women. 10. Switch to natural brands of toiletries such as shampoo, toothpaste, antiperspirants and cosmetics. Use personal care products that are free of phthalates, parabens and other potentially dangerous chemicals. 4. Avoid eating too many carbs. The higher your body fat, dietary fat (especially saturated and trans-fat) and insulin higher the estrogen levels and the greater the risk for breast and other gynecological cancer. increases excretions of excess estrogen. The cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, and softeners or other synthetic fragrances. turnips) all contain indole-3-carbinol which assists the liver in removal of excess estrogens. 12. Replace your non-stick pots and pans with ceramic or glass cookware. 6. Avoid processed, packaged foods, a major source of soy, 13. When redoing your home, look for "green" toxin7. Store your food and beverages in coverings. glass rather than plastic, and avoid using plastic wrap and canned foods 14. Replace your vinyl shower curtain with one made of fabric. liners). 15. Avoid soy, especially if pregnant and never use soybased infant formula. Abby's Magazine - July/August 2013 | Page 9

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